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General Froyo on Droid: NO WIFI TETHERING?!?!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by NYC Coyote, May 25, 2010.

  1. NYC Coyote

    NYC Coyote Well-Known Member
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  2. Highland Ranger

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    They can't help sucking . . . . please please someone come up with a network as good as theirs so we can all go elsewhere.
     
  3. NYC Coyote

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    I didn't say they sucked....just upset they aren't instituting that function.

    Hoping its on Motorola's side...not a Verizon decision.
     
  4. Divine_Madcat

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    Of course its a VZ decision..They already have a fee system in place for tethering; why would they start giving it for free???
     
  5. craigrn16

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    The palm pre plus has free wifi tethering?
     
  6. Darkwarrior006

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    its called ROOT!
     
  7. briankeith513

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    Guys, before you get upset, be real. Why would Verizon or any other carrier allow something that they charge $59.99/month for to be free on all of their devices? What carrier does that on all or even more than 2 of their devices? Imagine the network strain and loss of money for the carrier. It's possible that they will allow it, but don't be surprised if they don't.
     
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  8. craigrn16

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    Verizon already does it now with the palm pre +. The wifi hot spot feature is free with that.
     
  9. Outatime

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    And I'm sure the six Palm Pre + users are very happy with it.
     
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  10. je2345

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    i love my mobile hotspot feature on my Palm Pre Plus along with the AMAZING WebOS UI! Actually put my rooted Droid & non-rooted of course Droid Incredible in my drawer and bought the Palm Pre Plus. Miss using both of my Droids but WebOS is so amazing its hard to let go.
     
  11. craigrn16

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    Rofl funny
     
  12. Ovy

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    Verizon is money-grubbing like any self-respecting company. They charge an exorbitant fee for all their services, including tethering. Naturally, it would be too good to be true if they allowed Froyo's tethering.

    That said, you can still root your way to portable wifi.
     
  13. briankeith513

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    I know that, and that's why I said why would they allow it on all of their devices. Then I said, "What carrier does that on all or even more than 2 of their devices?" They may offer it, or they may not, but be realistic, and don't expect them to give away $59.99/month on multiple phone models that would be strain the network, and also make them lose out on money. Do you all know any other carrier that allows something like this on more than 1 or 2 of their devices?
     
  14. batjeeper

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    And that having been said, it looks like I will be rooting.
     
  15. Haelous

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    Look at the Android Version in those pictures. It says 'Froyo', meaning that this is a pre-release version, and the WiFi hotspot feature may not have even been included in this build.
     
  16. You do realize they were trying to clear stock because no one bought it right?:thinking::rolleyes:
     
  17. sylent101

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    My mom has a pre...yeahhh there's nothing impressive about that phone at all.
     
  18. TokedUp

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    PdaNet works great. I'm sure there will be an "app" for WiFi Tether.
     
  19. Crashumbc

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    duh, of course Verizon isn't going to allowing tethering unless your paying for their plan...
     
  20. MisterG694

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    pdaNet ftw? So amazing with bluetooth
     
  21. bgrutter

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    I certainly don't expect them to give it away for free. That said...

    The majority of the people I see respond to these, perfectly reasonable, questions about whether Verizon will allow Tether as though that's a proposterous notion. Isn't that a bit harsh?

    Sure, the fact of the matter is, VZW permitted free WiFi Hotspot for the PPP to help clear their shelves (I in fact encouraged a friend to buy this phone for that primary reason and he's quite pleased). And we've all seen other hardware features restricted on phones. One of which would be the GPS feature on phones. But, there in lies my reason for seeing this 'question' as not being completely obsurd.

    My BB Storm had a GPS that I could enable for Location or 911 service. But, even when in Location mode, my Google Maps still had to find me via Cell Tower triangulation. Then, comes Android 2.1. All of the sudden, phones get FREE GPS. It is not like this is a new hardware feature. If Verizon chose, they could still be requiring a charge for the near worthless VZNavigator inorder to have any GPS support, but they're not.

    So, once again, do I expect them to give us free WiFi hotspot? Nope. But perhaps we can lighten the assault on those that are hopeful.
     
  22. xkingofgodzx

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    Yeah my girlfriend has the palm pre plus and the free mobile hotspot is excellent. Really cool when we dont have any other wifi connectivity.
     
  23. Lamarak

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    I came to verizon expecting to pay for the right to tether if it was offered with this phone. My wife loves her palm pre and free hot spot, but the keys where just darn to small for me. Ill be also looking at cheaper alternatives like Clear or something. If the Palm Pre Plus was a success, we all know that we would not see this free hot spot at all.
     
  24. waremaster

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    Well I am pleased to be one of those six then. I got a Pre as a secondary phone just for that free feature. I had my Droid on the secondary line but the WiFi hotspot was just too good to turn down. So now I have my Incredible on the main line and the pre on the secondary and sometimes use the Droid via the Pre's hotspot. LOL

    What are the odds??? It looks like the Six Palm Pre + users are all on this forum.
     
  25. hgoldner

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    The advertising says that tethering is possible and available, not that it's free on the Droid Incredible.

    I used it this past weekend and it was quite good. It's a feature that can be turned on and off for about $25/mo prorated, so when I travel I turn it on and for less than a dollar a day I have guaranteed internet access.

    Much cheaper than what Boingo wants in airports, T-Mobile wants at Starbucks, and any number of hotels want in their rooms.
     

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